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Horrifying New York crane collapse caught on video

An employee at Bay Crane, whose company name is on the structure, said an investigation was under way. Lisa Guttman told The Associated Press on Friday her brother-in-law David Wichs as "the most brilliant person ever". The crane owner was acquitted of manslaughter. City Building Department inspectors signed off on Galasso Trucking & Rigging's request to extend the tractor crane to 565 feet on Thursday, a day after wind gusts hit 30 miles per hour.

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Winter weather caused 50 car pileup in Pennsylvania, 3 dead

Police said more than 70 people were taken to a warming shelter operated by the American Red Cross at a firehouse in the area. It is believed that weather played a factor, as a snow squall struck the area around the time of the accident.

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After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics

They were to be arraigned today in Portland. Holm said the refuge's 16 full-time employees - who were urged to leave Harney County during the armed occupation - are concerned about water levels in the refuge this year because of the heavy snowpack on Steens Mountain, whose snowmelt supplies the refuge.

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Two teenage girls dead after shooting at high school in Glendale, Arizona

Investigators say they haven't yet determined whether the deaths were the result of homicide or suicide, but they were not looking for anyone else. Shock... Breeden said she didn't know what relationship, if any, the girls had. The teens have been identified, but police have not officially released their names due to their age.

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2 girls shot dead at Independence High in Arizona

Officers didn't say Friday who fired the shots but said there is no active shooter situation now. There was mounting frustration among parents of the school who were desperate for answers, and were trying to confirm their children were safe.

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Student buys 900 Valentine's Day carnations, one for each girl at school

Godfrey took his giving to a whole new level when Hayden decided to make as many people as possible filled with joy on Valentine's Day, instead of witnessing a scene whereby some girls come home without romantic gifts. But don't think Hayden did any of this to win over a valentine. He already has one. Every Valentine's Day since he was 14, Godfrey would anonymously send flowers to dozens of his friends, he said.